I’m publishing a summary listing of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional steps before they can be removed; typically a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might reside there. Check this by completely removing it. A smart user will usually perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the explanations of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will often run several of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of very great, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that allows them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to handle startups will be to-use one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not want. Remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do severe damage by making registry changes, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend 500 Connection Refused Winsock Error 10061.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked enhancement in pc functionality.